Protest engulfs Judiciary for delayed salaries

Hundreds of employees of the Judiciary under the banner ‘Union of Aggrieved Judicial workers’ Friday renewed protest before the Supreme Court of Liberia in demand of three million United States dollars arrears.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions: “Bring Back our Salaries,” has been going on for days now.

Mr. Archie Ponpon head of the group told journalists Friday, October 9, 2020 that the protest action is intended to draw government’s attention to their plight.

Mr. Ponpon explained that the money in question is the Liberian dollars component of their salaries.

He said since the government began its harmonization process, it has failed to give their Liberian dollars salary for the period of one year.

The group’s leader noted that there were series of efforts for negotiations with the Ministry of Finance and full bench of the Supreme Court but all efforts seem fruitless.

Mr. Ponpon threatens that the protest action will be followed by hunger strike. He noted that the Supreme Court will not open on Monday of next week for full business due to the protest action.

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